Sarah — Occupational Therapy
Sarah received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from The University of Queensland. Throughout her time there she completed placements in the areas of infant development, neurosciences and stroke rehabilitation.
Sarah has always had a passion for working with children, however has experience in working with both children and adults to help them achieve their goals. Sarah has experience working with clients in the following areas:
- Infant Development – helping determine infants level of development, and build skills to ensure developmental milestones are reached.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – helping those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury get back to participating in their required and desired everyday activities such as going to school/ work, completing self-care activities and accessing the community.
- Neurological Diseases and Disorders – providing education to parents surrounding these diseases and disorders as well as their effect on the clients function, along with building skills to help them continue to participate in everyday activities and adapting their environment to suit their needs.
- Procedural Preparation for children – providing support and preparation for children accessing hospital or health services who experience anxiety surrounding medical procedures.
- Stroke Rehabilitation – providing intervention for those experiencing difficulties with upper limb and cognitive function post stroke to help them regain independence in activities important to them.
- Adult Rehabilitation – enabling adults to re-engage in occupations or activities post illness or injury through both skill building and equipment prescription.
- Safe community access – providing support when accessing the community to ensure safety and complete necessary activities such as grocery shopping, and participating in leisure activities such as going to the movies.
- Home safety assessment- accessing the home with clients to ensure the environment is safe and promoting engagement in necessary home occupations such as showering and cooking.
- Gross and fine motor skill development – helping clients to develop gross and fine motor skills to increase participation and engagement in activities such as handwriting, social sports teams, typing, drawing, eating and dressing.
- Self-care and ADL skill building – helping people gain skills required to complete their required self-cares and activities of daily living, as well as adapting their environment to suit their needs and prescribing appropriate equipment.
- Mental health – This can include developing skills to participate in daily activities at home, school, work or at the local community.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner, friends and family. She also enjoys eating good food, relaxing at home watching Netflix and going to the gym.